HC Deb 18 May 1916 vol 82 cc1649-50
72. Sir F. CAWLEY

asked the Undersecretary of State for War whether he is aware that the troops at the Altcar camp are complaining of both the quality and quantity of the food supplied to them, also that the sleeping accommodation is quite inadequate; and will he state how many deaths have taken place at this camp in the Reserved Manchester Regiment since they left Southport on 19th April, and the cause of the same?


I have made careful inquiry and I find that no complaints about food or about accommodation at this camp have been received. One death, the cause of which was heart failure, occurred in the 13th Reserve Battalion South Lancashire Regiment after it left Southport for Altcar, but no deaths have taken place in the Manchester battalion.